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PlayXpert: An Interview with the CEO

Posted Feb 15, 2008 by Jon Wood

PlayXpert: An Interview with the CEO

Yesterday we learned that PlayXpert, a company that specializes in community management tools, has temed up with SOE to provide a chat service that will allow users to text chat with player in SOE games. Today, PlayXpert CEO Charles Manning answers a few questions from's Joe Iuliani.

Along the lines of the Sony Station Gateway, are there plans to incorporate friend lists from other games?

Charles Manning:

You bet. Increasingly, publishers and studios are appreciating the value of allowing game play to extend outside of the game. "Federated Identity" is an issue in the gaming space because the same person could represent various different identities in various games and communities. To the extent that players can have a unified roster that inter-meshes these identities together so that the "identity of the friend" is decoupled from the "community that the friend is from," players will have an optimized experience allowing them to be on top of their game.

Read it all here.